About the Authors
Gurinder Singh Mann, MA
The author is an independent researcher in the area of Sikh Studies. He started hisresearch in the Dasam Granth in the late 90’s which was formulated in his dissertation,‘
The role of the Dasam Granth in Khalsa
’ (2001). This was part of his MA in South Asianreligions at De-Montfort University. This is one of the first western works on the Sikhscripture other than C.H Loehlin (1957).Mann has given lectures internationally and throughout the UK. His ‘
300 years of the Dasam Granth
’ presentation was well received at the International seminar on the SriDasam Granth at Sacramento, California (2008). His lecture focused on the history,compilation and rare manuscripts of the Sri Dasam Granth. The author is a regularcontributor to the Sikh Panthic magazine,
published in Jalander, Punjab. Hehas written several articles on the Sri Dasam Granth that has been received warmly. Hisother articles have discussed the history of the Takht Patna Sahib as well issuesregarding Sikh heritage.He has been cited in several publications and has worked with museum curators inSikh exhibitions in the UK, as well as taking active interest in Sikh heritage andpreservation issues. He is currently working on a series of books, which includes Sikhmanuscripts, early English translations of Sikh works, as well as working with the co-author of this book on a comprehensive account of Sri Dasam Granth.